October 2, 2008

Eustace = Me

Though I have yet to read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, #5 in the Chronicles of Narnia, I have heard things about it from other bloggers and writers. The first person to enlighten my curiousity was the Executive Pastor at my church; Josh said that Dawn Treader is his favorite of the series. The second person to spark my enthusiasm for this book was Jenny Schroedel. She is an occasional writer for Boundless, a webzine for college kids and twenty-somethings. Check out the article she wrote about "becoming undragoned." Here is my favorite excerpt from the book:

Then the lion said — but I don't know if it spoke — "You will have to let me undress you." I was afraid of his claws, but I can tell you, I was pretty nearly desperate now. So I just lay flat down on my back to let him do it.... That very first tear he made was so deep that I thought it had gone right into my heart. And when he began pulling the skin off, it hurt worse than anything I'd ever felt. The only thing that made me able to bear it was just the pleasure of feeling the stuff peel off.

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